MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Milledgeville police made several arrests on Friday in two different cases after receiving a tip of illegal activity going on inside a vacant Milledgeville Housing Authority residence.
According to a news release from Major Reggie Hill, MPD learned there were people inside an empty MHA home. Investigators searched 1129 Oconee Street and Hill stated there was a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the residence.
Police found five people inside and none of them had permission to be there. Jailyn Boyer, Ravon Reeves, Jolvne Watkins, Branna Duncan, and Bianca Fields were arrested. They were charged with interference with government property and criminal trespass. Hill says one suspect escaped through a broken window. Police have identified that person and Hill says appropriate charges will be taken.
When officers first arrived at the scene, Hill states the back door of the residence next to that home was open. Once the scene was secured, officers noticed the door to 1131 Oconee Street was closed and that raised suspicion.
Hill says officers went into the home and found an estimated four pounds of marijuana, scales, and a stolen firearm. MPD arrested Ladamius King, Dextric Harris of Fort Valley, and Kuryakie Courcney Holley of Bonaire.
All three suspects were charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a federal housing authority, criminal trespass, and interference with a government property. King was also charged with an additional criminal trespass and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Hill says Milledgeville residents in that area should fell safer now that the police got several pounds of illegal drugs and a firearm off the streets.